There have been many laudible attempts to provide top-quality video and online content for “our digital lifestyles”. Most shows in this vein are like “faking freddies” and eventually morph, shift and change focus and direction on a dime following each emerging trend before anyone else can set up to do anything new. They first create a catchy front-end template like “TWIX: This Week in XXX…” and attach or append the name of the next hot button trend to the end. Then like cowboys they doggedly ride the trend down until there’s no more juice left to squeeze out of it. Along the way they don’t really offer anything new or contribute to the long-term growth of the trend, but instead they ride it into the ground till it’s beat down and finally abandoned to the glue factory where trends go to die. Revision 3 however, seems to be different. They dive right into new trends with what seem the best intensions and passion and begin to deliver what seems to be honest attempts to bring expertise and humor to their coverage instead of the usual palette of meaningless two, three or four-person banter and chatter. I usually enjoy Revision 3 shows on my ROKU while designing and computing as I am doing at this very moment.
c|net has been a favorite media site of mine for years. I even enjoyed daily their San Francisco AM broadcast radio station. My other favorite was ZDnet. Fast forward a few years. In some way I still don’t understand they are both joined or at least friendly and after a world of new trends good old c|net is hanging in there tough. Their roster of spirited hosts and bring levity and expertise to what could otherwise be dull and drab tech banter. c|net has above all been consistent in professionally covering the width and bredth of new technology in unique ways that no one else has.
If you are new to the web or plain tired of just about everything else out there, do yourself a turn, bop over to c|net and give it a try. Also, whenever you are interested or motivated to purchase a new product you should consider researching the product and compare it by looking through c|net reviews and analysis.
Fast Company was once one of my all-time favorite magazines. That was before the big dot.com bust of 2000. Ocassionally I still pick up a copy at my local newsstand when it is available. I am thrilled that Fast has survived the ups and downs of the economy and frequent changes in technology. I should not be surprized considering the recent rise and popularity of new social media ventures. Somehow things have played right into the hands of Fast Company and it this is the exact time they were made for.
For a long time one of the most entertaining and informative media properties has been and continues to be Wired Magazine. To say that Wired was there at the beginning would be an understatement. Wired in fact has lead the way onto the online world while continuing to serve up a very compelling high quality print magazine. Wired is one of the few that has managed to succeed where many others have failed and fallen. Wired has also been the launching pad for a great many trends, innovations, new businesses and journalistic careers.
I have come to value and appreciate Wired’s online growth and development over the past couple of years to so much that Wired has become my Magazine of choice and a site I visit to research digital products whenever I have a little time to spare. I sincerely hope that we will have Wired around online and in print for many years to come.
Technorati is a Blog Search (resource) Engine with a pretty great Blog directory. It is host to a masterful blog in it’s own right. When you have or get the time go through the Archives for the past couple of years and review a wealth of information of interest to serious bloggers. They frequently launch new features in addition to acquiring promising blog properties. There are a great many useful tips and hints intended to improve blogging expertise across the blogosphere. They are also the facilitators of Twittorati “Where the blogosphere and twitter sphere meet.